Stephen Curry discusses playing All-Star Game in hometown of Charlotte
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is used to All-Star Games, as this will mark his sixth straight All-Star appearance. However, this one might be a bit more special to him than the previous five, as he will be playing in his hometown of Charlotte.
Curry explained to reporters on Tuesday what it means for him to be representing the Warriors back home, making sure to specify that All-Star Weekend is not all about him:
“The Hornets organization in general, from MJ to Kemba, obviously represent the city on a daily basis,” said Curry, via Anthony Slater of The Athletic. “…I hope to really just be in the moment and celebrate how 10 years in, I’m kind of coming full circle, back to where it all started. I’m just gonna enjoy myself.”
Curry added that he takes “a lot of pride” in being from Charlotte and that the city has grown a lot over the last decade. He then thanked the community for always supporting him and his family, saying that he has “a lot of great memories” and that Charlotte is still close to his heart even though he has spent the first 10 years of his NBA career playing in the Bay Area.
The 30-year-old not only grew up in Charlotte, but played his collegiate basketball right up the road at Davidson University, where he began to build his legend as one of the greatest shooters in the history of the game.
Curry is averaging 28.6 points, 5.3 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game this season.